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Spotlight on electronic health record errors: errors related to the use of default values.

Sparnon E. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2013;10:92-95.

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September 25, 2013
Sparnon E. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2013;10:92-95.

Analyzing data submitted to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System, this article reviews the unintended consequences of automated default values, including errors in the electronic medical record and medication administration delays.